A Community of Grace · Clinton, SC

An Eternal Redemption

Zechariah 3:1-9 – Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, O Satan! The LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is not this a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was standing before…

Putting God First

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: These people say the time has not yet come to rebuild the house of the LORD.”  Then the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, “Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins? Now, therefore, thus says the LORD of…

God in Our Midst

Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not,…

Helps to Endure

In addition to the helps from Revelation on how to endure (knowing God is sovereign, that he will care for us and take us to glory) – I found these passages to be of further help. Pray through and meditate on each. Colossians 1:9-14 – And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that…

Patient Endurance

I have been reading through the Bible for 22 years now, and it never ceases to amaze me how new things stand out to me each year. Today it was this – the theme of the book of Revelation is that God is at work so we must live with patient endurance for the glory of God. Endurance was the thought I…

O Little Town of Bethlehem

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest…

Rend Your Heart

The LORD utters his voice before his army, for his camp is exceedingly great; he who executes his word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it? “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not…